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's political drama didn't end there. today comedian stephen colbert made his way to capitol hill to offer testimony on the american farm industry, in particular the illegal immigrants on which it relies. take a look at this. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. then sliced by guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. america's farm are too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables the answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you will see many americans have already started. i started with preconceived notions of my good labor. after working with these men and women, picking beans and packing corn, hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. >> sean: conyers had an odd and strange request. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself. and that you let us get on with the th
% still undecided this week's political drama didn't end there. today comedian stephen colbert made his way to capitol hill to offer testimony on the american farm industry, in particular the illegal immigrants on which it relies. take a look at this. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. then sliced by guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. america's farm are too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables the answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you will see many americans have already started. i started with preconceived notions of my good labor. after working with these men and women, picking beans and packing corn, hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. >> sean: conyers had an odd and strange request. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself. and that
stephen hawking declares the creation of the universe did not depend on god. and what was a byword for intoxicating glitz and glamour, this is my in to win back its place as top european film festival. -- venice is trying to win back its place as top european film festival. israel and the palestinians have been holding their first direct negotiations in nearly two years in washington. the american middle east envoy, senator george mitchell, says talks so far have been constructive. he said the two sides have agreed to meet again in two weeks, and it would work toward reaching a framework agreement first. our middle east editor from washington. >> the two sides' motorcades brought them into the state department in washington for the latest installment in what has turned into a 20-year middle eastern saga of lost hope. not surprising then that in the public part of the meeting, they were all careful to say that negotiations to make peace a year from now would not be easy. the americans plan always to be inside the room or hovering close by. their top diplomat said there was no time t
earns that stephen colbert appeared in character and from congress. here is some video from this. he introduces himself and sets the tone of his appearance from mr. de. >> my name is stephen colbert and i am an american citizen. it is an honor and privilege to be here today. congresswoman lofgren asked me to share my experience spending one day as a migrant worker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this complicated issue. i hope that my star power can bump this hearing up to cspan-1. host: appreciate the reference. if you want to weigh in on this topic the numbers are on your screen the political was one of many papers to run on this topic. -- the political was one of the many papers to run on this topic. guest: that is some of the context from yesterday. host: stephen colbert and jon stewart are planning rallies in october. the role of celebrities is next whether it comes to influencing legislators or influencing the public at large. are democrats line is first in houston, texas. caller: that was the first i have seen that. it is a mockery and tragedy to this count
a political ploy? >> comedian stephen colbert testifying in character on capitol hill about migrant labor. >> i want to go by american and lice by venezuela and sphop by a spawhere a brazilian gives. >> and did he hed light or make mockery of the system. we report and you decide. >> chaz from maryland. you can hesitate and there is no time to daily, it is time for "fox and friends" with clayon, dave and ally. >> you -- thank you. >> wow. i don't know time. >> it is great to be here for dave briggs. how did chaz know i was going to be here today. >> i think he has a lining device. >> it is pretty impressive. philly pride in the house. >> philly is two games away. magic name for the phillies. they won 11 straight. and the braves lose again. ally shake your head and pretend you know what we are talking about. >> i am. baseball. >> we have a new's alert. a flight from canada to pakistan makes a emergency landing in sweden after canadian authorities get a tip that a passenger may be carrying explosive. one passenger was taken in for questioning. the airline was flying from toronto to karachi.
expire, every income level would expect significant tax increases next year. >>> stephen colbert is set to testify on capitol hill today. why he is considered an expert witness. >>> what may have sparked a raging fire that destroyed three townhomes and damaged five others in northern virginia. >>> 72 degrees. a hazy, muggy start to your friday morning. we'll be back with the latest on your forec right here ithis neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts wi good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education fir. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. china, they're busy building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlo has held us back. now, the senate can change that
including one leading united states congressman calling stephen colbert's capitol hill testimony the other day an embarrassment. >>> plus, new york governor david paterson confronts his "saturday night live" likeness face to face in the "snl" season premiere. what critique could the real paterson have for the phony one? >>> 5:30 a.m. here in learning plaza in the heart of new york city. the white house and democratic leaders in congress are both acknowledging that a vote on the expiring bush tax cuts will likely not take place until after the midterm elections. house speaker nancy pelosi had suggested a vote could be held this week before lawmakers leave town to campaign for the elections. but majority leader steny hoyer said he doubted congress would hold a vote because the legislation is stalled in the senate. regardless, both parties are using the delay as political ammunition before the midterms. on "meet the press" yesterday, mike pence and democrat chris van hollan argued whether tax cuts for the nation's highest earners would help create jobs. >> i think it would be unconscionable f
team reading a 2--- riding a streak so bad karma working against them. stephen jackson heads to the right side. cuts back. jackson outraces landry 42 yards for a score. jackson later left the game in the second quarter with a groin injury and didn't return. the rams raised out to a 13-0 lead. redskins out 14-3. donovan mcnabb rolls to his right 28 for the touchdown. moss had a great day. the redskins scored 16 straight points to take the two point lead. third quarter the rams would reply with 16 straight of their own. kenneth darby up 12 yards for the touchdown. the redskins fall to the rams 30-16. st. louis wins their first home game in 15 tries. >>> they did the job. they played well. and we didn't step up and didn't think we needed to do anything to win the football game. >> in this game it is about winning no matter who you play. when you put yourself in a position where obviously you can change the outcome, you have to be able to do that. you know, we found ourselves in a similar situation. obviously the same as last week. you get in the red zone you got to score. kickin
, jon stewart and stephen colbert are at the forefront of political debate. colbert testified about migrant farm workers. >> americans farms are for too die pendent on immigrant labor to pick fruits and veggables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. eventually americans may consider taking these ons again. or maybe that is crazy. maybe the easier answer is to have scientists develop vegetables that pick themselves kimberly guilfoylthemselves. >> kimberly: that is one solution. here to give us his take is steven crowder. what do you think about the testimony of colbert. there is a lot of controversy about it. >> we are talking about it. talking about it with you. i love geraldo but you are more fun to look at. everry time i'm here he is not here. i think he bailed. >> kimberly: finds you frightening. >> the feeling is mutual. nancy pelosi, a lot of things you can say, she is old, she is mean, but not stupid. she understands the value in entertainers and using cultural icons for their cause and the truth is se stephen colbert and jon stewart and b
-2, nats against the saints. st. louis has evolved is stephen jackson and running back. he is 6 ft. 3 and 240 gallons. >> he is powerful -- 240 pounds. >> he is powerful and everything you want in a player. he is a great football player. >> in high school sports, is time to meet another future star. i want to introduce youtube neil walcott and -- i want to introduce you to neil walcott. she got hooked on soccer at age 7, thanks to her dad. she has attracted college scouts go lower. she will, indeed, play at the next level. but first things first, she and her teammates have a senior season to play, something to remember and certainly, two chairs. >> you want to go out with a bang. >> congratulations to nia woolcott, our high school athlete of the week. >> commissioners said they do not want anyone talking about the gun incident. a lot going on today in sports. >> we are we to have to get to chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank. with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital o
of materials for stephen colbert. today he returned the favor testifying before a house subcommittee in character as a faux commentator. not the strangest thing that's ever happened on capitol hill, but close. congressional correspondent nancy cordes was there. >> reporter: with stephen colbert at the witness table, this congressional hearing felt more like open mic night. >> i certainly hope that my star pow kerr bump this hearing all the way up to c-span 1. >> reporter: the fake conservative t.v. host was invited to testify about the plight of migrant farm workers after he accepted a challenge on his show. >> i >> i'll do it. >> reporter: to spend a day packing corn or picking beans. >> are there any beans in the shade? when you're picking beans you have to spend all day bending over, it turns out-- and i do not know this-- most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? >> does one day in the field make you an expert witness? >> i believe one day of me studying anything makes me an expert. >> it's standing room only in there r
. >> thanks for dropping by. appreciate it. keeper? >> all right, thanks. >>> well, no joke, stephen colbert not only holding a rally in washington, he's also scheduled to testify before congress. we're getting details from the cnnpolitics.com desk coming up. 45 minutes past the hour. ♪ i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ >>> 48 minutes past the hour right now. we get a check on the morning's headlines. rob marciano is in the extreme weather center. talk about extreme, last night, man, we had a lightning storm. the lightning was unbelievable. >> yeah. the lightning show across the northeast yesterday. those storms have moved on. it sunk to the south. you won't be quite as hot as yesterday, but everyone south of there is going to be hot. look at the cool air in the southeastern third of the country and all this rain. some of this is tropically fed. take a look at what happened in tucson yesterday. you don't need a lot, a half inch of rain in a few hour, boom, you get flash floo
stewart and stephen colbert are bringing their special brand of political humor to the nation's capital. they're calling on america to join them on the national mall just days before the midterm elections. fox 5's will thomas discovered since last week's announcement thousands of people are answering that call. >> for tonight it i announce the rally to restore sanity. [ cheering and applause ] >> i am calling for the nation to join me on the washington mall for the march to keep fear alive! [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: dueling rallies the same day, comedy network stars jon stewart and stephen colbert offer viewers alternatives. >> i asked my students in class today out of 20 students 20 said they were going to that rally. why? because they feel that the only people on television who call politicians out for their misstatements, hypocrisies, mistruths or sort of weak logic are stephen colbert and jon stewart. >> reporter: the rallies are scheduled just three days before the u.s. congressional midterm elections. even some democratic strategists question whether the effort will k
. first, stephen strasburg will have tommy john surgery on friday, and then they fired commentator rob dibble. hayes with a separated shoulder, dishing out payback. morgan went down with a fight, literally. the clear message, behind the back. morgan charges the mound. everyone is involved. both players, ejected, the nationals fall 16-10. >>> in the u.s. open, venus williams gets through to the third round and andy roddick is tied in the fourth set. >> that may be the only baseball fight i have seen where the punch landed. they never connect. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] bursting with mouth-watering real fruit and refreshingly blended with creamy, low-fat yogurt. mcdonald's new strawberry banana and wildberry smoothies are 100% pure sipping fun. the simple joy of real fruit smoothies. ♪ >>> nasty day at the beaches on friday, not the weekend. ocean city, wind gust of 21, picking up late tomorrow and friday. for the beaches, the strongest wind up thursday night and friday, could be 30-40 miles per hour. friday, could be 30-40 miles per hour. after that, sunshine.
? director steven freres spoke to us -- stephen frears. >> we can make films for a certain market that the americans do not any longer know how to make because their economic models have collapsed. we are doing well at the precise uncil ishe film conci abolished. >> done council england could act as a go-between, funding the film institute. this is the movie business. it is to be expected. >> our main headline this hour -- one of the pope's former senior adviser says he will not be accompanying the pope on his historic visit to britain which begins on thursday. the announcement follows the publication of an interview in which the adviser describes britain as a third world country. you are watching bbc news. >> funding was made possible by -- the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, and union bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> i'm julia stiles. >> i'm kevin
that joanne lee and stephen used chemicals to kill themselves. >> the woman's family described her as shy and thoughtful. it appears she took her own life here with a complete stranger. her body and that of steve were found inside a car filled with a toxic gas. they left a sign in the window warning others of the poison. it appears joanne wanted to die but not alone. a web posting says i have not got the strength to do this on my own. i have all the ingredients and would like to do it asap. tothis man's son responded her posting, making a pact they would die together even though they had never met. >> it was not any indication these websites [unintelligible] it finally got him to do what he did. >> after what happened here charities have warned about the dangers of suicide websites. there are separate concerns from emergency services about the dangerous chemicals used. >> this was a growing suicide trend in japan and america, so we had anticipated it but not quite so quickly. >> emergency workers believe had they not known about the poison in the car, it could have cost the lives of other
linking him to the attack. the 39-year-old, stephen broedy is expected to be released sometime today. >>> and the owner of the segway company is dead after falling off of a cliff riding one of the machines. the 62-year-old was testing a cross-country version of a segway near his estate in england sunday when he lost control of it. >>> now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,112 after falling 48 points yesterday. the s&p last 6 points and the nasdaq fell 11. taking a look at overseas trading. tokyo, sank 107 points. in hong kong, the hang seng dropped 230. >>> on the heels of a strong rally yesterday, wall street investors took a pause. however, corporate dealmakers were busy. dallas based southwest airlines bought airtran for $1.4 billion. despite the rumblings of higher ticket prices, airtran soared 61% while southwest shot up nearly 9%. >>> more ma action on the streets. alberta shares jumped after unilever discussed adding v05 to its lineup. >>> elsewhere, overseas, walmart is looking to expand oversees to buy south african retailer m
rallies and tea party conservative rallies. john stewart and stephen colbert planning their own counter rallies. when you see that enthusiasm on the conservative side, does it ignite passion in the progressives? >> i think progressives in particular and speaker pelosi and harry reid hope that's the case, but the progressives are in a bit of a danger here in caricaturing the tea party rallies. it's terrific that they are going to have counter rallies and the key word is satyrical. there is nothing about the tea party rallies. the things they are protesting are by and large very real and concerning. deficits and the country. if john stewart and stephen colbert cannot tap into progressive enthusiasm for the democrats and this administration in a positive agenda trying to support the president, it could backfire is the point i'm trying to make. >> the interesting thing siget these messages from people who say i'm moderate and i'm passionate and fired up and i will go to the polls. don't let them show you it's only the people who are angry at obama and yet the polls do show when it comes to
issues is well known and well regarded. i am happy that stephen colbert has joined that region of celebrities who will use their media position to benefit others. as you can see from mr. colbert's written testimony, he has taken the time to walk in issues of migrant farmworkers, and he urges reforms of our immigration laws. i am happy that the united farmworkers introduce me to mr. colbert, who i had not met before, so we could spend a day on a farm together. his actions are a good example of how using both levity and fame, a media figure can bring attention to a critically important issue for the good of the nation. i appreciate all of our witnesses' efforts to be with us today and their leadership in this area, and i hope that together we can find solutions to these pressing problems. i would now recognize our distinguished ranking member, stephen king, for his opening statements. >> i appreciate being recognized, and i am wondering how the eskimos got along for all those centuries without fresh fruit and vegetables if it is a national security issue. i would like to focus my
stephen king tells us why he was one of first to embrace this new technology. you're online, we are, too. josh is following what's happening. >> reporter: a top level guerrilla leader killed in colombia. the president calling it historic. we'll have the details. >>> this was supposed to be the day that bishop eddie long broke his silence. instead, he has backed out of an interview and news conference and there are new allegations right now against him. a third young man is now suing the leader of a 25,000-member new birth missionary baptist church. cnn's ed lavandera broke the story and he joins me live. this is the first question i have to ask you. this is on twitter, what does that say. >> don lemon, where's the bishop. >> he's so transparent. he's always here when he wants to talk about something, when he wants to promote something, his pr people call us. his church members call us. where is the bishop? >> there's no question. i don't know where he is right now. but we were supposed to hear from him this morning on the tom joyner radio show. our colleague roland martin was supposed to
to be giving us an update. >>> also, spending the day picking vegetables at a farm. stephen colbert spends a day on capitol hill after doing that for a house hearing about farm workers. we're going to get details from our politics.com desk coming up. [ female announcer ] what if your natural beauty could be flawless, too? new aveeno positively radiant tinted moisturizers, with scientifically proven soy complex and natural minerals give you sheer coverage instantly, then go on, to even skin tone in four weeks. new aveeno tinted moisturizers. i know who works differently than many other allergy medications. hoo? omnaris. [ men ] omnaris -- to the nose! [ man ] did you know nasal symptoms like congestion can be caused by allergic inflammation? omnaris relieves your symptoms by fighting inflammation. side effects may include headache, nosebleed, and sore throat. [ inhales deeply ] i told my allergy symptoms to take a hike. omnaris. ask your doctor. battling nasal allergy symptoms? omnaris combats the cause. get omnaris for $11 at omnaris.com. my friends at work think there's more than one "me.
they stunned stephen to -- stone stephen to death, he did great miracles amongst his people. there were not able to resist the spirit and the wisdom by which he spoke. they saw his face as if it was the face of an angel. stephen, knowing the consequences of his decision, stood anyway. stephen stood in the midst of a generation that needed to hear him. stephen stood, accepting the consequences if they disliked what he said. stephen stood because it was the right thing to do. value voters, we stand not because it is expedient to, not to be republican, not to be a democrat. we stand on principles because it is the right thing to do. we stand on truth. we stand because we believe the bible. and if the coasts do not get it, and the media do not get it, our job is to be as clear as possible. stephen stood because god had a purpose for him. the bible says that david search -- served his the narration -- served his generation and then fell asleep. that is all we are called to do, serve our generation. did we speak out, even if there was some popular tax did we speak out just because it was the
to be up to every detail. bill: and, stephen hayes and marion marsh are coming up to debate the topic you are talking about. stay tuned for that great panel and a big issue here, in the meantime, voters waiting to see what congress does about the expiring tax cuts, both parties divided over whether or not to extend them, to all americans, and, democratic leaders have yet to make a move on the issue and that change -- will that change today, we wonder, molly henneberg, camped out on the hill, what this is democrats' strategy at play. >> reporter: that is what everybody is waiting to see, how the democrats will proceed with this and the nation's most high-profile democrat, president obama, will speak about the bush tax cuts later today. that is what we are given to expect. and, the tax cuts that are -- apply to virtually every taxpayer that are set to expire at the end of the year unless congress acts and the president said he wants to extend the tax cuts for households that make $250,000 or less and, democrats led my harry reid, are trying to figure out how to do that but as yet no bill is
? >> the comedian is stephen colbert who testified this week before congress on immigration. >> this is america. >> reporter: friday house speaker nancy pelosi defended the democrats that invited him. >> the committee has a point of view. it can bring attention to important issues like immigration. >> reporter: many said colbert mocked congress and today pelosi's top lieutenant broke with the speaker. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert, more than the house. >> reporter: meanwhile with democrats in trouble many are running away from their leaders in washington. it's an emphasis experts say that's the democrats' best hope to hold on. >> the american public is angry that the the economy hasn't turned around, they're worried, they're frustrated and they're taking it out on incumbents, primarily democrats. >> reporter: lester, the focus for president obama is the economy this week. he travels to four states in three days to promote the easing of the recession and promote recovery. he's going to raise campaign cash for democrats. lester. >> m
on immigrant farm workers, including testimony from comedienne stephen colbert. then a speech by the palestinian president mahmoud a boss -- abbas. >> later, the author of "mad as hell." then i talk on immigration issues, the pathway to citizenship for children of some illegal aliens. and then, a talk on protecting student athletes from concussions. we will have your calls and e- mail. that is at 7:00 eastern on c- span. >> i really underestimated how big the job was. i had not been the minority whip. i jumped from minority whip to speaker overnight, and from a minority party that nobody thought was going to be in power to leaving -- two leading a wave of votes in the biggest increase in a party on an off year in american history. >> newt gingrich on a possible 2012 presidential bid and his history as speaker. >> the c-span network. coverage of politics, public affairs, nonfiction books, and american history. all available on television, radio, online, and social media networking sites. fine content any time through the c-span video library. and our local content vehicles are
less than $250,000. republicans want to extend all the tax breaks. >>> well stephen colbert will be appearing before congress today. >> he will testify at a house hearing on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. last month colbert picked vegetables at a farm, and he took part in a effort to replace illegal immigrants that work on farms. >> i went out there, and i worked 10 hours in the field, and i had to stop because my doctors told me i developed a condition known as a blister. >> he and fellow comedy central host jon stewart will be on the national mall. >>> good news heading into the holiday season. rob nelson has those stories and more. >> good morning. we begin your "money scope " report with general motors scaling down. they will lock to raise $8 million to $10 million to help the government fetch the highest possible share price, making it more likely to eventually recruit its $50 million bail out. >>> sales of previously-owned homes rose last month. they are on pace to finish this year as last despite cheaper practices and record-low mortgage rates. >>> macy's pl
tom vakar. ktvu, channel 2 news. >> the story of stephen slater was he fired or did he resign? that's the mystery involving the former jet blue flight attendant. the man who last month told off a plane full of passengers at new york's kennedy airport, opened an emergency slide and jumped out. jet blue announced it weekend only that slater no longer works for the airline and was not clear whether he resigned. his lawyer today said he was not fired and that he quit. slater himself has not commented. >> secretary of state hillary clinton set to travel to jerusalem next week to resume peace talks between israel and palestinian leaders. but the negotiations may now be in jeopardy. according to the state department, the talks are scheduled for september 15th. they are a contiation of negotiations that kick off last week in washington between israeli prime minister in the etanyahu and abbas. however, the first crisis in the peace talks is ruling. they will east restrictions in the east bank settlements, but if israel resumes construction the palestinian president warns he will pull out
irresponsible, referring to stephen colbert's testimony on friday boehner said this about the democrats. >> they have time to bring a comedian to washington, d.c. but they don't have time to eliminate the uncertainty by extending all of the current tax rates? i think that is irresponsible. >> also on "fox news sunday" chris wallace pressed boehner on whether he would be able to support just middle income tax cuts. he said previously he would if that was the only option on the table. he said this time he wants all the tax cuts extended repeatedly blasting democrats for not taking up the vote this week. >>> an unruly passenger caused a problem for passengers last night. it had only been in the air 30 minutes when the passenger dispush bans occurred. delta is not releasing what happened. the plane returned to seattle and the flight was canceled and all the passengers had to stay overnight to wait for the next flight to amsterdam. >>> this is a fox news alert. we have learned that the pentagon spent more than $47,000 to purchase and then burn thousands of copies of a book that had been prev
with human induced habitat loss the cause of over 80% in the cases. stephen hopper said "we cannot sit back and watch plant species disappear -- plansre the basis of all life on earth, providing clean air, water, food and fuel. all animal and bird life depends on them, and so do we." protests are continuing nationwide against the fbi for raiding eight homes and offices of anti-war activists in minneapolis and chicago last week. tuesday, hundreds of people rallied in at least a dozen cities including philadelphia, washington, d.c., los angeles and san francisco. in new york, and activist a part in a demonstration outside the federal building. >> i lived in chicago for eight years and i know everyone who was raided this past friday. they are dear friends of mine. some have children in kindergarten, some have babies. i remember when they were not even married. they are hard-working and activists. we need to make sure that no one in any movement turns their back on these folks because that is what the bureau wants us to do. it wants to ruin their lives and make as many anti-war activists on peo
, putting one seat short of taking over both house of congress. panel, stephen hayes from "weekly standard," juan williams from national public radio and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. charles, what do you make of this? this is the second report we had this week to suggest big gains, significant gains for republican in congress. >> that is from an analysis of seat-by-seat, state-by-state. i think the number that sort of explains it overall is what is called the generic ballot, where you ask someone if you vote republican or democr democratic in november? it's at the largest spread, 10-point republican lead in the 68 years of gallup will, which means it's, at a time when reagan was a democrat. this is a very long time. this is totally unprecedented. and that portends a wave election. that's like johnson in '64. like reagan in '80. gingrich in the mid-'90s. curiously, every 15 years or so. if that number holds, that generic spread of ten, then you get this kind of wave. i think you do get the house clearly will fall to the republicans. and the senate will be close. i think sabato
democrats' ability to help economy. bring in the panel to talk about it. stephen hayes, senior writer for "weekly standard." juan williams, for national public radio. and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. gentlemen, welcome to all of you. the white house shied away from calling anything a stimulus, and that's what mitch mcconnell did immediately calling at it stimulus. what is it? >> it's a stimulus know the word can't be used anytime. a mini stimulus. classic example of the administration acting for the appearance of activity. i doesn't have a clue what to do. it spent half a trillion on first stimulus. we saw 60% of americans think it did absolutely nothing. and they have no idea. the economy is still in a ditch. so they come up with a mini version of this. which will be throwing $50 billion and it will not leave a trace unlike the interstate highway system or the t.v.a. or the hoover dam which were real infrastructure ideas. this will not leave, absolutely nothing will be left behind. it will be a temporary fix. i like the way the president announces, we heard it will be a
one of his worst games in years. >> larod stephens-howling is howling all right, look at him take the kickoff 102 yards. there is your instant offense for you. cardinals get 7 points in just 14 seconds. but the energizer bunny, the raiders new starting quarterback, bruce gradkowski with the touchdown. 7-7 and darren mcfadden with his 2-yard td to give oakland the lead at halftime. it's the most first half points scored in five years. they hold particularly fitzgerald to two catches. raiders with time for one last drive, 4th and 10. it will give janikowski a chance to kick cannot game- winning field goal, but he misses wide, left. sebass misses three kicks today. this one, this 32-yard chipshot could have made up for all the team's previous mistakes in this game, 24-23, cardinals win. both teams had more than 100 yards in penalties and the raiders offense was just awful inside the red-zone all game. they now fall to 1-2 and host houston next sunday. >> kansas city has been down and out for several years, but the young chiefs seem to have a new sense of direction, optimism and tale
." -- "worthy of first amendment rights scrim stephen colbert testified friday and agricultural businesses. he recently took up a dare from the united farm workers union to live the life of a farmworker. he lasted one day on the job. >> i like talking about people who do not have any power and this seems like one of the least powerful people in the united states are my co-workers to come and do our work, but do not have any rights as a result. yet we still invite them to come here and at the same time as the into the. that is an interesting contradiction to me. these seem like the least of our brothers right now. a lot of people are least brothers because of the economy, and i do not want to take anyone's heart chip away from them, but margaret workers suffered -- migrant workers suffer and have no rights. >> those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodn. anti-war activists are gearing up for protests outside fbi offices in cities across the state-country today and tried to the fbi raided eight homes and offices of anti-war
in the triple murder trial of stephen hayes, one of the two men accused of invading a home of a connecticut doctor. you may remember the chilling 911 tapes we've been listening to the last several weeks. the doctor's wife was killed. two daughters killed. the home set on fire, only he made it out alive. legal contributor sunny hostin from "in session" our sister network true-tv joining us from new york. prosecution is wrapping up the case. did they make their case? >> you know, i think that they certainly made their case. evidence is really overwhelming against this particular defendant, stephen hayes. today we heard the final testimony from the fire investigator, and he just got off the witness stand, actually. the lawyers are back in the courtroom, and we believe that the defense may present some evidence. brief evidence. in defense of mr. hayes, but i will say the burden is always on the prosecution, drew, to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. everyone watching the trial i have been in new haven, connecticut, watching the trial will tell you the evidence against this defendant i
of the questions he tries to answer in his new book, do aliens exist? we're talking about stephen hawking. he asks do aliens exist? and also has made headlines that now, he's changed his mind. that we don't need god to explain the universe. >> wow. highly-controversial. but he is brilliant, as you said, george. >>> and can brain surgery stop obesity? we'll show you a radical, new treatment that one woman has undergone to control her food obsession through her brain. >> martin bashir investigated that for "nightline." we'll talk to him in a minute. >>> first of all, i'm going to take a stroll down here. one of the waciest show wackie have on tv. that's "wipe-out." jill wagner, ladies and gentlemen. a huge fan. huge fan. you all have seen "wipe-out." the obstacle course? >> how many want to be on the show? yeah. >> they're vying for -- have you seen what they do to contestants on the show? jill, you're right there, up close and personal. i'm wincing at home. what's it like being there? >> i can't tell you. i feel like a big kid every day. it's fun. we want you to come on the show, robin. >> i don't
done the -- the democrats should have no regrets about inviting comedian stephen colbert to testify on migrant workers before a subcommittee of the house. the host of xom comedy central colbert show" showed him working on a farm. his comments were met with criticism. he was met with a healthy dose of sarcasm though. listen to this. >> as part of my ongoing series "stephen colbert's fallback position" where i try other jobs and realize mine is better. i participated in the ufw's take our jobs campaign and one of 16 americans to take up the challenge, though that number may increase in the near future as i understand that many democrats may be looking for work come november. now i -- i'll admit that i started my work day with preconceived notions of migrant labor, but after working with these men and women and picking beans and packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say, and i do mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing when you are picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over and i
, no joke for stephen colbert, scheduled to testify this morning on capitol hill. >> about what? >> you'll have to wait and find out. a little later, uk deputy minister nick clay, oscar winning actress mira sore vino and director oliver stone will be here to discuss his movie "wall street 2." we'll be right back. we're with you when you're saving for your dreams. [ woman ] when you want a bank that travels with you. with you when you're ready for the next move. [ male announcer ] now that wells fargo and wachovia have come together, what's in it for you? unprecedented strength, the stability of the leading community bank in the nation and with 12,000 atms and thousands of branches, we're with you in more ways and places than ever before. with you when you want the most from your bank. [ male announcer ] wells fargo. together we'll go far. hey what's going on? doing the shipping. man, it would be a lot easier if we didn't have to weigh 'em all. if those boxes are under 70 lbs. you don't have to weigh 'em. with these priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service, if it fits, it sh
of o complying if they're ever served with a wiretap order. >>> stephen colbert will be back in new york city after facing what may have been his toughest audience yet, congress. the comedy central host testified about conditions facing america's undocumented farm workers. there was a little bit of confuse as to whether or not he was going to be testifying as stephen colbert or whether he would be in character -- well, check out his testimony. >> picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun. i have to say and i do mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing when you're picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over. it turns out and i did not know this that most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? come on. where is the funding? >> for once, there's kind of a bipartisan agreement that colbert's testimony was anything but funny. republican congressman steve king said colbert mocked the entire process and steny hoyer told wallace
of the jon stewart and stephen -- i know you're a jon stewart fan. >> i am. >> you'll be on his show later tonight. >> that's true. >> what do you make of his rally? >> i think it's quite a courageous -- >>eraly to restore sanity. >> and to preserve fear, i think is what colbert says. i think it will be an interesting event. i believe there will be a pretty large turnout. i think there will be a lot of humor in it. and it's going to be interesting to watch how they avoid any alignment toward a liberal or conservative philosophy, and make sure they stay kind of out of politics and still retain their role as humorous. >> and obviously in retaliation to the tea party and the glenn beck rally. >> that's what i surmise because jon stewart hadn't told me that, i don't think he's told his viewers yet exactly what his motivations are. except, you know, just to bring rationality back to the political debate or discussion. >> jimmy carter's going to be 86 in less than two weeks. what's he got planned next? the next decade or two? [ technician ] are you busy? management just sent over these new techn
for the liberty weekend. >> stephens later will be flying high no longer. he was suspended after blowing up at a passenger in maine and escapes down the planes shoot. he has been fired giving him a one way ticket to unemployment line. it turned him into a folk hero with dozens of friends on this book. he still faces charges. >> kron 4 news weekend your labor day holiday, >> a lot of those i golden gate shows a beautiful beginning for , san mateo bridge fog been just 11 all nothing compared yesterday. let's check in with rain. >> good morning to you holiday weekend looks really nice nice on the beaches today said cruz smith '70s warm temperatures at the coast after day yesterday where we had fog proof of health winds 20-30 mi. an hour fantastic weather for the sierra. this is from last night just rows of the clear skies over the lake if that's what we will see today to mourn tuesday temperatures and to be '70s and the daytime: the mornings for starting out in the 30's monday morning actually getting down to freezing. agreed days of sunshine clear skies beautiful stuff. when future cast said
know when stephen strasburg will go under th rnlgs stephen strasburg will finally undergo elbow surgery this friday. the national pitching prospect will have the operation in los angeles. it is better known as tommy johns surgery and will keep him out of action for 12 to 18 months. he hurt himself back on august 21st pitching against the phillies. nats manager rizzo says he is dealing with the injury like a professional. >>> make sure you get your zs or you could have life threatening consequences. the researchers at penn state found men with chronic insomnia were at greater risk to death. the risk soared for men who had diabetes or high blood pressure. researchers found not enough sleep makes focus and concentration difficult during the day and young adults have a higher chance of depression and anxiety. teens who lack sleep also tend to eat more fatty foods and snacks. >>> got to sleep. 5:26 is your time. coming up, the president announces the end of combat in iraq and refocuses on the problems here at home. >>> misunderstandings that may be what led to detaining two men who had rathe
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